My husband and I are expecting to host our first ever holiday party in our new house. I’m stoked to entertain guests, but I’ve got a bit of a silly logistical problem.
We have two bathrooms — both of which are equidistant from main gathering areas (kitchen and living room). We use the bathroom next to our bedroom as our master bathroom, whereas we never use the other bathroom. Although both bathrooms are equally awesome, for some reason guests tend to head to the bathroom that we use! I would really prefer it if our bathroom stays off limits, you know… so I don’t have to hide things like my Monistat and Prenatal Vitamins from snooping guests.
How do I politely or subtly let guests know which bathroom I prefer them to use? -Bean
Your question reminded me of these photos (above and below) from longtime reader and contributor Beretta Fleur. Beretta’s written some helpful party hosting posts for us, in it she recommends using signage at your party. I would post a note on the bathroom you don’t want used asking people to “Please keep this door closed [for reasons], and use the other bathroom” with an arrow pointing them in the right direction. While also posting a big ‘ol “restroom!” sign on the bathroom you do want used.
Signs are my suggestion. What are the ways you keep people out of one bathroom and into another?